The more years I spend in this life, the more comfortable I am with being a beginner. I've been drawing since I was first able to grasp a pencil in one of my tiny uncoordinated mits. Some decades on, the coordination is improving, it's still a practice..
When I set out on this project, I was talking about it with some friends, I remember saying how 'it might not be 100 consecutive days, but I'm determined to see this through to the end".
Every day I learn something new. Some days its to do with drawing, but more often it's a bigger learning about the bigger world. I can't always articulate the enormity of these lessons. But I will have a go: Here's the next 7 learnings I've uncovered!
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” ~ Andy Warhol.
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe.
I've made a nest of art supplies at the table where I play each morning - I can't use the studio - too much to get distracted by. Instead it's me, my coffee, my phone (photo album & podcast player) and an ever growing amount of art supplies...
100 days: 14-21 “The way we do anything is the way we do everything.” ~ Martha Beck Do you have patterns you keep falling back to? I’m three weeks into this 100 day project, and I’m noticing more patterns – not only the literal doodled patterns and shapes I return to in my drawings, but […]
100 days: 14-21 "The way we do anything is the way we do everything." ~ Martha Beck Do you have patterns you keep falling back to? I'm three weeks into this 100 day project, and I'm noticing more patterns - not only the literal doodled patterns and shapes I return to in my drawings, but … Continue reading Exploring through drawing
So here's the thing: I'm not ordinarily a jump-out-of-bed-filled-with-enthusiasm-for-the-new-day kinda gal (Oh, how I wish... I'm working on this one) And I get twitchy at the thought of constraining myself to a regular routine. I'm not quite sure why the disparity between the me I'd like to embody and the me I currently am, other than … Continue reading 100 days: 8-13
100 daily doodled drawings from photos from my phone. Week 1.